White Rock’s rail history features heavily in the new public art piece on the promenade. Please join Mayor Wayne Baldwin, members of Council, and the community as the City formally unveils the bronze sculpture, Passenger:
- Date/Time: Saturday 24 January 2015, 2:00 p.m.
- Event: Public Art unveiling with hot beverages and sweets to follow
- Location: White Rock Museum Plaza, 14970 Marine Drive White Rock
- ‘Passenger’ is a six-foot bronze sculpture by British Columbian artist Denis Kleine. Passenger celebrates the historical significance of rail in White Rock.
- Council approved $80,000 from the city’s community public art capital project budget to create and install this piece.
- The purpose of the White Rock Community Public Art Policy is to:
- Ensure public art continues to make the environment visually beautiful and reflects the City’s character and a broader cultural diversity.
- Ensure artwork and the creative concepts of artists are supported through the Community Public Art program.
- Serve as an act of public trust and stewardship for public art.
- Establish a sustainable funding mechanism to support the City's commitment to public art.
- Guide City staff in the implementation of the Community Public Art program.
“This bronze sculpture is a strong and impressive piece that engages with those on the waterfront,” said Mayor Wayne Baldwin. “I hope it encourages visitors and residents to contemplate the relationship of rail and the City."